11-23-2010 05:32 PM - edited 11-23-2010 10:14 PM
To all who have this problem with slideshow freezing.
Does any of the picture file names hase timestamp in it? For example, pictures that were transfered from camera might have timestamp embedded in the file names? if that's the case, then see here
It seems the FAT+ 2.20 has some problem with file names that contain special characters such as ":"
11-24-2010 09:14 AM
None of my pictures has a timestamp within the filename. None of my pics has a ":" or a ";" included in the filename.
All my pictures are named IMGPxxxx.jpg
If the timestamp within the exif-data was the problem.... i would never remove the exif data in all my pictures (more than 6000).
I'm happy using the 1.55 version (US-version) to show the slideshow.
11-24-2010 01:57 PM
I'd recommend staying with 1.55. FW 2.20 obviously introduced new bugs. It did fix some old bugs, but if you have not run into them (meaning you've never used a feature that was not working because of the bugs), then there is no need to upgrade. There is no new feature added in 2.20.
12-07-2010 06:13 AM
I, too am having this ver 2.2 slideshow problem - - - I will be trying to go to ver 1.55 . . . . but I was able to have some success with 2.2 by resizing some of my photo files to around 100K each and then selecting 10 to 30 seconds between each slideshow transition . . . . the show would then play without freezing. So, the conclusion may be that the problem has to do with file size & speed of required screen display. End
01-06-2011 09:07 AM
Is any1 aware of when the next FW update is due?
I just hope they fix this problem in the next FW update. It's very embarassing for me as, having gifted FAT+ to a dear relative primarily for browsing thru his pics, it does not work for him!
Also i understand from reading this thread that FW 1.55 did not have this bug. Can any1 post me a link to FW 1.55?
01-06-2011 09:46 AM
See the sticky post here in the Firmware 101 section and follow those instructions.
01-06-2011 07:20 PM
" See the sticky post here in the Firmware 101 section and follow those instructions. "
For APAC the link to the FW older than 2.20 seems to be 1.45 (not 1.55). Any idea where i can find the 1.55 for APAC? tHKS
01-06-2011 07:30 PM
Oh, you are after APAC. In that same section you will see there is no 1.55 for APAC, the previous APAC is 1.45 and I am not sure if you can downgrade from 2.20 to 1.45.
01-07-2011 04:05 AM
" I am not sure if you can downgrade from 2.20 to 1.45 "
U r absolutely right - it won't downgrade. Wonder if there is any other solutn. Wait for the nxt FW release and Hope that Seagate has fxd this bug?